Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, learns about the preservation and utilization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) classics at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 24, 2018. Sun made an inspection tour of the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences on Friday. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)
BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan has asked for more effort to ensure the preservation and development of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
Sun made the remarks on Friday during an inspection tour of the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences.
"To explore the potential of the TCM, more should be done to improve its service network and service ability in the prevention and treatment of diseases and rehabilitation," Sun said.
In addition to "systematic study and utilization of the country's fine medical books and skills passed on by senior TCM practitioners," she called for effort in TCM innovation.
"Modern technology should be used to strengthen research on key equipment and drugs," according to Sun.
She also asked for improved publicity and supervision of the TCM sector to win public support.